Florida’s Department of Health reports 140 additional fatalities and almost 10,000 if new cases of COVID 19.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— Gov. Ron DeSantis delivers a message to the parents of Florida’s schoolchildren. He says they’re better off back in the classroom, but it’s up to the parents to make that call.
— If Floridians want to get back to work during the pandemic, they’ll need childcare for the kids … and parents can tell you what that means. Miami-Dade Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell has filed a bill to help childcare providers get federal assistance with protective gear and sanitation.
— Sunrise takes a deep-dive into the decision to close Apalachicola Bay to the harvesting of wild oysters. They used to be the gold standard for oysters, but no longer.
— Checking-in with a Florida Man who owns a kangaroo named Jack found hopping through Fort Lauderdale. Anthony Macias, 24, faces criminal charges for allowing it to escape and having no proof of purchase. The state wildlife commission also filed a violation notice against Macias because he didn’t have a permit for the animal.